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Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

November 2010 Archives

Are you A Witness to Grace?

It is often said that we are only able to see what we anticipate or expect to see. This is the cover of my personal December journal.  I intend to be open to see the small and large Graces that […]

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We Often See What We Expect…

to see.  This morning I promised myself to live the entire day from my heart.  To quote writer Kathleen Gallagher Everett, “BE KIND – NO EXCEPTIONS” was the motto for this Monday. Live the entire day from my heart. So, […]

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Thankful for the Memories…

At a time when memories are made by gathering around a bountiful table…there are some chairs which will be empty this year.  One such chair was left empty by a large soul:  Hugh Prather.  This holiday I will come to […]

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BELIEVE! in the goodness of others…

And I am convinced you will immediately begin to see plenty of it.All I did was mention that THIS box that I was posting to an APO AE addresswas going to an enlisted military person.  My husband and I act […]

REACH DEEPLY and pick the rose…

…you planted in your soul long ago.  – mary anne radmacher – My friend is a florist and owns her own shop.  Each Saturday it is her joy to share the roses which have “seen better days.”   I’m one of […]

How much can a hug change a moment?

The question was answered by a couple of Italians in this very sweet and inspiring video.Often the most powerful answer to the, “What can I do to support my friend?” question is the easiest and most accessible.  A hug transcends […]

What Kind of A Difference Does Personal Writing Make?

It makes a huge difference. There are so many ways to utilize writing to improve your daily experiences: from writing down the list of groceries you need to remembering what you learned during a meeting to exploring the nuggets of […]

IS IT REALLY JUST A CUP OF COFFEE?

EACH MORNING I enjoy a cup of freshly made coffee.  Sometimes my husband brews it for me, sometimes I make it for myself.  This morning I looked at that cup and recognized it was so much more than “just” a […]

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THE WHOLE-HEARTED LIFE by Susyn Reeve
Rarely do I share book reviews here, and yet this book prompted me to do so. If you are in need of a curriculum for a young person or a jumpstart at retirement, this book is that.  If you are looking for fresh ideas to lift your creative ...

posted 12:31:12pm Apr. 16, 2015 | read full post »

WHEN DO YOU LEAVE?
from LEAN FORWARD INTO YOUR LIFE (2007 Conari Press, Mary Anne Radmacher, author)  “Know When To Leave” It was time for me to leave. What I was leaving was so delicious in its appearance. The opportunity to be a part-time hero is ...

posted 2:38:44pm Apr. 09, 2015 | read full post »

Editing: It's Not Just For Writing
"Editing. It's Not Just For Writing." I've spent much of my writing time since I was 28 trying to get rid of words. Editing down. Paring down. Getting to the core. I woke up this morning clear on the matter: that is what I am doing with the ...

posted 11:44:53am Mar. 24, 2015 | read full post »

"In Case of Emergency..."
There are two lines that people have to fill out when enrolling in school, in a new program, camp, new doctor... "Nearest relative."   "Person to call in case of emergency." In LIVE BOLDLY I explore several sides of the concept of ...

posted 3:38:18pm Mar. 17, 2015 | read full post »

Wondering About Racism, Jingoism and All The Other ISMS
Conversation around equality is uncomfortable. To begin with.  This is not a fresh circumstance. Equality has been a core component of conflict over the ages. Race. Age. Gender. Belief. Economic state. Land ownership. Ownership of all sorts.  ...

posted 10:57:09am Mar. 13, 2015 | read full post »

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